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With an average surface temperature of 57.45 degrees, last month was warmer than any previous March on record, according to European climate officials. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Where was it warmer?
President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he was considering Australia's request to drop the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had released troves of confidential U.S. classified documents and is battling extradition to the United States. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Why?
An overhaul of a controversial U.S. domestic surveillance program backed by Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson foundered Wednesday after critics including Donald Trump said it gave the government too much power to spy on its citizens. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A good dicision.

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Donald Trump posted a message on Truth Social on Wednesday sharing the note from Stormy Daniels in 2018 stating that she never had sexual relations with the former president and was never paid hush money. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A hot story.
Hamas told international mediators that it does not have 40 living Israeli hostages who meet the criteria for the first phase of a cease-fire, an Israeli official said on Wednesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The truth comes out - Hamas should be ousted ASAP.
A majority of Americans (50%) say the minimum wage should be raised to at least $10.50, including 9% who favor a $12.50 minimum wage. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Few would object.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the National Institutes of Health partnered with Wuhan Institute of Virology to propose creating a "highly transmissible" form of coronavirus. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Fauci is dirty.
Just two weeks removed from their trip to Texas to see the state of affairs at the border, the group of county leaders has sounded the alarm after hearing horrific examples of drugs and human smuggling and witnessing the laughable lack of security and technology allowing thousands to pour in the US unvetted. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Second to the liberal media, Biden is the number one enemy of the US.
Biden said Wednesday that voters should "Elect me, I'm in the 20th century" -- another brutal gaffe that instantly went viral among critics who say he's too old for another four-year term. New York Post
VOA VIEW: We are in the 21st century.

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"She’s ready to be first lady again and clearly enjoyed the evening". New York Post
The president’s approval ratings have been hurt by rapid inflation and rising interest rates. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a loser.
Now that he is the leader, the Louisiana Republican has found himself bowing to governing realities that are now his problem. New York Times
VOA VIEW: He is becoming wiser.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell don’t think the federal judiciary is doing enough, and each is introducing a bill to address the issue. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It's too much to expect.

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Ford Motor has issued a recall of 42,652 Escape and Bronco sports utility vehicles over a malfunction in the fuel injectors. Washington Times
Two friends vow to marry each other if they're not hitched by a specified future date or age. Washington Times
A whistleblower who came forward after a Boeing 737 Max Jet lost a door panel in the air is raising new questions over the company’s safety measures. CBS
VOA VIEW: It seems that it is lax.

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There was a spike in nationwide orders blocking federal policies during the Trump administration. CBS
VOA VIEW: There should be one national policy.
The Biden administration has announced the first-ever national standard for drinking water. The White House says it will protect 100 million Americans from harmful chemicals coming out of their taps. CBS
VOA VIEW: The so-called standard should not be made by politicians.
James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of a Michigan school shooter who killed four and injured seven back in 2021, were sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 15 years in prison. They were given the maximum sentence after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the historic trial. CBS
VOA VIEW: There must be a national criterion.
The toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, forced nearly 2,000 people from their homes. But some aren't satisfied with Norfolk Southern’s $600 million settlement. Residents say it doesn’t go far enough to address the health struggles they’ve experienced. Norfolk Southern said in a statement that the agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing. CBS
The top destinations for supplemental passports among Americans are Portugal, Malta, Greece and Italy, according to a leading law firm. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This is in response to national instability.

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Israel warned OPEC member Iran Wednesday it would attack the Islamic Republic if Tehran strikes Israel. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Iran will lose big if it messes with Israel.
The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($766,550 or less) increased to 7.01% from 6.91%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign.
Tennessee Republicans in the state Senate passed a bill allowing teachers and faculty members that meet certain requirements to carry a handgun on school grounds. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A reasonable posture.

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A UPS driver and an Amazon driver were victims of armed robberies in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, with the incidents happening just 30 minutes apart. FOX News
VOA VIEW: DC has a serious crime problem.
A new report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals new migration trends into the U.S. and which states have the highest foreign-born populations. FOX News
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, where he signed five pieces of legislation into law aiming to protect children from predators. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It should be done nationwide.
Academic and activist Cornel West on Wednesday chose California State University Professor Melina Abdullah as his running mate for his far-left, independent 2024 presidential campaign. UPI
VOA VIEW: Who cares?
A new Federal Communications Commission rule kicks in Wednesday that forces Internet service providers to simplify their plans in writing with labels so customers will be able to break down their costs. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Inflation was on the rise in March, with consumer prices increasing by more than expected, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's even higher than being reported.
The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents case has ruled against the former president, preventing him from disclosing the identities of potential government witnesses. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why?
The U.S. State Department has approved Ukraine's emergency request to buy spare parts and repair services for its HAWK missile systems. UPI

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